Byfield MA 01922
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Blazing Saddles is one of the earliest rides of the fall century season. Travel through the rural towns of Boston's North Shore and southern New Hampshire. Ride along beautiful rivers, lakes, salt marshes and bridges; past New England churches, town halls, and farms. The terrain includes rolling hills, long sunny flats, and rural roads. The nearby ocean provides cool breezes, trees provide plenty of shade in places, and the sun lends warmth on those open flat stretches.
Stop at one or all of our well stocked rest stops and enjoy after ride lunch/social gathering. Lunch includes, hot dogs, veggie dogs, pinwheels/roll ups, chips, and assorted beverages.
Feel confident knowing the security of SAG support and mechanics for minor repairs is readily available.
Visit the 2022 Blazing Saddles Century photo gallery for a preview of the 2023 scenery, smiles and fun to be had by all.
Charity Effort - Fifty percent of the Blazing Saddles Century net income is donated to bike related charities including Coastal Trails Coalition, East Coast Greenway, MassBike and Topsfield Rail Trail.
Routes for 2023 will be made available to registered riders prior to the event.
For the safety of riders including you, please read and adhere to all of the NSC safety guidelines and Bicycle Law/ Courtesy guidelines.
Blazing Saddles Century Jerseys
The 2023 Blazing Saddles Century cycling jerseys have been designed! Details and pictures are available here. There will be no tee shirts offered in 2023.
Members must login for member pricing.
Please pre-register online and early to help us plan this event.
Pre-registration will remain open until August 15 (four days before the event).
There is no day of event registration. Limit 350 riders.
- $50 NSC member and $60 NSC non member pre-registration fee through August 15
- No day of event walk ups will be accepted
NSC members must login to the website to get NSC member pricing.
The Blazing Saddles Century and non-century RideWithGPS route files will be available here when they are finalized. To have full use of the RWGPS app and our route files when using a free subscription please follow the details in the Century information emails sent one week before the century and again a few days before the century.
Blazing Saddles includes routes of 36, 52, 65 and 100 miles. The 100-mile route has three well-stocked and amazingly staffed rest stops at approximately 25, 50, and 75 miles. The 65-mile route includes two of those rest stops and the 34 and 50 mile routes include one of those rest stops.
- 7am - Registration opens
- 7 to 8 am - 100-mile and 65-mile rides start
- 8 to 9 am - 36 and 52-mile rides start